Me-Lee Hay resonates with tones that evokes beauty with danger composing for film, TV, dance and theatre. A Malaysian born Chinese-Australian, Hay has had works shown across many platforms including Netflix, Australian TV channels SBSOne, TEN, and Seven to mainstream cinemas across Australia to international platforms such as UKTV and 360 degree dome planetariums internationally. Off screen Hay has been commissioned by leading arts companies of Australia such as Sydney Dance Company's PPY & Sydney Theatre Company.
Me-Lee Hay is a graduate of the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS), is an Associate Composer Representative of the Australian Music Centre and the Vice President of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers. She is published by Gaga music.
With a training in classical piano (A.Mus.A), cello (C.Mus) and theory, combined with electronica/pop explorations in the touring live band scene, Me-Lee is attracted to sounds of classical textures merging seamlessly with sounds and ambience of the modern world to facilitate a story, emotion and creation of worlds
Her score for the fantasy driven 30 minute short film Last Tree Standing won Best Music for a Short Film at Australia's prestigious APRA Screen Music Awards.
She composed for the feature film A Second Chance: Rivals! seen on Netflix, which achieved top ten in children's category in the first weeks of its release.
Other major screen works include original composition for Museum Victoria’s Scienceworks planetary dome astronomy documentaries Starlight and Capturing the Cosmos (narrated by Sigrid Thornton and Geoffrey Rush respectively), SBS One series travel/cooking show Luke Nguyen (Greater Mekong 2, France, UK) and Network Ten’s Ben’s Menu.
In ancillary roles Me-Lee has worked as an additional composer on the feature film "Penelepa" (composer Max Richter) which won Best Fantasy Film at Amsterdam’s Van Goph's Film festival and assistant composer to major Australian sci-fi features such as The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume 1 (composer Brian Cachia) which have global distribution.
Off the screen Me-Lee has been commissioned several times for Sydney Dance Company's PPY and has worked on the Sydney Theatre Company and National Theatre of Parramatta co-production White Pearl with national tour scheduled for 2021 and 2022.
Her current passion project is composing for a children's ballet Gold with Artistic Director and choreographer Simonne Smiles.
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